We'll All be Murdered in Our Beds


Author: Duncan Campbell
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
ISBN: 9781783961337
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Page: 256
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Examine the obscured line between those who create crimes and those who report on them in this sordid history of journalism "If it bleeds, it leads"--this maxim is as true now as it was 300 years ago. Crime is the staple of the news, and the British public's appetite for crime stories shows no sign of abating. Today, following Leveson, the line between journalists and the criminals they expose has been blurred; but, in fact, it was ever thus. The reporters who have delved into the most terrible crime stories of each era have often, by necessity, had questionable morals and dubious practices. The "hacks in the macs" and the "murder pack" would go to any lengths to get a story--and serve it up to an ever-eager reading public. In this colorful history of the wild world of crime reporting since 1700, crime reporter Duncan Campbell goes behind the scenes to show how the phone hacking scandal is nothing new--in fact, it is part of the great British news heritage. Revealing what it's really like to deal with murderers, gangsters, robbers, cat burglars, victims, informers, and detectives, Campbell draws on 40 years of experience to explore the dark arts of journalism, as the relationships between the press, public, police, and criminals, and their impact on society, are being questioned as never before.

Britain 1750-1900 and The Twentieth Century World


Author: Nigel Kelly,Rosemary Rees,Jane Shuter
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435309633
Category: Great Britain
Page: 192
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Living Through History is a complete Key Stage 3 course which brings out the exciting events in history. The course is available in two different editions, Core and Foundation. Every core title in the series has a parallel Foundation edition. Each Evaluation Pack includes the Assessment and Resource Pack and a free compendium volume student book. The resource packs include a variety of tasks which students should find interesting and enjoyable. They also include differentiated exercises to provide support for less able students and challenging work for more able students. Assessment exercises for the compulsory study units aim to help teachers monitor progress through NC levels.

Slight Mourning


Author: Catherine Aird
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504010663
Category: Fiction
Page: 185
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In this classic parlor mystery from CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird, Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan investigates a dinner party that ended in murder Twelve friends sit down for supper at Strontfield Park—but only eleven survive the evening. After dinner, the host, William Fent, offers to drive one of his guests home, only to die behind the wheel in a violent accident. The autopsy shows that Fent ingested enough barbiturates to kill a horse. So begins a fresh tale of murder and deceit for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan, whose list of suspects begins and ends with the surviving dinner guests. Among them are a theologian at the local university; Dr. and Mrs. Washby, whose wedding was the cause for celebration; Ursula Renville, tall, graceful, and utterly aloof; the fat and extravagant Mr. and Mrs. Marchmont; the spinster Miss Paterson; the rector’s daughter, Cynthia Paterson; Quentin Fent, heir to the Fent fortune; and Mr. Fent’s wife, the now-widowed Helen. Each of the guests had the opportunity to kill William Fent. But which one wanted him dead?

The Man from St. Petersburg


Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043882
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." —New York Times Book Review His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg. Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035849
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

The One That Got Away

Short Stories
Author: Zoe Wicomb
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595585125
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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The appearance of Zoë Wicomb’s first set of short stories, You Can’t Get Lost in Capetown , precipitated the founding of a fan club that has come to include Toni Morrison, J.M. Coetzee, Bharati Mukherjee, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and writers at the New York Times , the London Times , the Wall Street Journal , the New Yorker , and the Christian Science Monitor . Now, after two novels, Wicomb returns to the genre that first brought her international acclaim. Set mostly in Capetown and Glasgow, Wicomb’s new collection of short stories straddles dual worlds. An array of characters drawn with extraordinary acuity inhabits a complexly interconnected, twenty-first- century universe. The fourteen stories in this collection explore a range of human relationships: marriage, friendship, family ties, and relations with those who serve us. Wicomb’s fluid, shifting technique questions conventional certainties and makes for exhilarating reading, full of ironic twists, ambiguities, and moments of startling insight. Long awaited, The One That Got Away showcases this established, award-winning author at the height of her powers.

The Garotters


Author: William Dean Howells
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633555186
Category: Drama
Page: 27
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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith. With Biographical Introduction by Professor Masson. (The Globe Edition.).


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 713
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Griffith REVIEW 38

Annual fiction edition, the novella project
Author: Julianne Schultz
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 0987164899
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 264
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The Novella Project revives one of the richest and most rewarding literary forms. Novellas - longer than a short story, shorter than a novel - have come into their own, with the digital publishing revolution providing new opportunities for writers to experiment with longer stories that are intense, detailed, often grounded in the times, and perfectly designed for busy people to read in one sitting. This edition features six stories picked by a panel of judges from more than two hundred entries. Mary-Rose MacColl explores the rippling consequences of a single moment of distraction; Lyndel Caffrey poignantly recreates the bleak Melbourne winter of 1923; and Katerina Cosgrove combines a portrait of strife-torn Greece with a tale of tortured love. Ed Wright tells the tragic story of a spirited teenager torn between love and duty in wartime Japan; Christine Kearney embraces the complexities of the mythic and contemporary reality of life in East Timor; and Jim Hearn cooks up a challenging and gritty tale of a junkie in trouble. The Novella Project marks the beginning of an ongoing project, developed in collaboration with the Copyright Agency Limited's Cultural Fund, which we hope will help foster a new golden age for the novella with an antipodean perspective. Novella Project Judging Panel: Craig Munro Estelle Tang Julienne van Loon

The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. Goldsmith

In Four Volumes, Containing the Citizen of the World, The Vicar of Wakefield, Essays, Poems and Plays
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Galliard


Author: Margaret Irwin
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749013532
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Queen of Scotland at six days old. Queen of France at seventeen years old. A widow at eighteen. The young and trusting Mary, Queen of Scots, is sailing home to her kingdom after years in exile. The danger from her cousin, the English Queen, has not lessened since then. Religious divides threaten to tear the nation apart and, across the border, Elizabeth keenly watches this new threat to her throne. Amid the furious turmoil and uncertainty in her Scottish kingdom, Mary finds she has one loyal servant James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, a glorious, rash and hazardous young man known to all as the Galliard. In Bothwell's courage and love for her, Mary finds serenity, and though fate works against them, no force can conquer their spirit. This stunning novel from the acclaimed author of Young Bess breathes new life into the little known story of the great love of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Kaltblütig


Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992340
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Die Schlaf-Revolution

So ändern Sie Nacht für Nacht Ihr Leben
Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 3864704073
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 464
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Unsere Gesellschaft hat ein Problem mit dem Thema Schlaf. Viel Schlaf wird assoziiert mit Faulheit. Wenig Schlaf gilt als Zeichen für Leistungsfähigkeit. Permanenter Schlafmangel ist eine Epidemie unserer Gesellschaft. Die Folgen für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Leistungsfähigkeit, unsere Beziehungen und unser Lebensglück sind dramatisch. Arianna Huffington sagt: "Wir brauchen eine Schlaf-Revolution!" Gestützt auf neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse erklärt sie: "Wir müssen unser Schlafverhalten grundsätzlich überdenken, um unser Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen." Wie beeinflusst moderne Technik unseren Schlaf? Welche Rolle spielen Medikamente? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen geht die Bestsellerautorin kompetent und sachkundig nach. Das Ergebnis wird unser Schlafverhalten revolutionieren.

The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays

Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket ...
Author: Mrs. Inchbald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
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The Good Natured Man

A Comedy
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: 104
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Essays, Poems and Plays

With a Biographical Preface
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 415
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Miss Van Kortland

A Novel
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 180
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The London Stage

A Collection of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Melo-dramas, Farces, and Interludes. Accurately Printed from Acting Copies, as Performed at the Theatres Royal, and Carefully Collated and Revised
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
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Jack's Island


Author: Norman Jorgensen
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 1921696273
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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Jack's family is based on Rottnest Island during WWII while his father helps build an airfield. Jack and his best friend Banjo have the run of the island and a remarkable knack for getting into trouble — but as Jack says, 'I'm not that bad, I just get caught a lot!' Dafty, a simple but loveable young boy, dotes on Banjo and Jack. When Dafty seeks revenge against the local schoolmaster for a punishment inflicted on Banjo, life suddenly becomes more serious. This poignant, multi-layered text offers young readers a valuable insight into life in Australia during the war.